Posted on September 21, 2015 | No Comments By Amanda PetrucelliAncilla College students Mewsette Cartwright and Morely Luciano told their personal stories to a crowd of nearly 50 donors Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, to thank them for gifts to the college that made their education possible.The event, hosted by the college at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, was intended as a way to say thank you to the many individual and corporate donors who boost the college’s ability to meet its mission of empowering students for lifelong learning.Cartwright, a non-traditional student, spoke of her journey growing up in a household where college was not emphasized to finding a home at Ancilla College where she gets the support she needs to succeed, even while raising her own children.Luciano, a freshman cheerleader, described growing up in the fast pace of New York City and feeling like she never had time to stop and think about what she needed for herself. She said the way events happened makes her think fate brought her to Ancilla.President Dr. Ken Zirkle thanked the Alumni Association and other donors with a rousing speech describing the great recent success at the college, including building the first residence hall and increasing enrollment by at least 23 percent. Zirkle indicated great things are to come.Vice President of Development Todd Zeltwanger with Zirkle announced the Lampen Awards. The Lampen Society was named in the honor of Ancilla’s founding president, Sr. Joel Lampen, PHJC, the Lampen Society presents the opportunity for friends of Ancilla College to share their pride in the College and affirm their role in helping the College advance confidently and vigorously into the future. Individuals and organizations are enrolled in the Lampen Society by making an annual financial contribution of $1,000 or more.Contributors include:President’s Circle ($10,000+) Ancilla Domini Sisters K.C.C.F./Savina Kralis Charitable Fund Lynch Properties Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gignilliat Mr. Dale A. Adams Mr. Richard Belcher Mrs. Mary Neu-Stoppleman Ms. Dorothy M. Weber Ms. Nancy Swanson N.I.C.F./Suzanne and Richard Belcher Fund N.I.C.F./The Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund Founder’s Circle ($5,000-9,999) Ancilla Mission Club Independent Colleges of Indiana Fnd. Koch Bomarko Founders Scholarship Trust IUA Marshall County Community Foundation Mr. John J. Chandler N.I.C.F./Ancilla College Fund Oliver Ford Lincoln Provincial’s Circle ($2,500-4,999) 1st Source Bank Ancilla Alumni Board Ancilla College Fund of the Community Fnd. of St. Joseph Co. First Federal Savings Bank-Plymouth Jack and Hope Jordan Lionshead Specialty Tire and Wheel, LLC Mr. and Mrs. David B. Wozniak Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Winters Mr. Dominic Parisi NIPSCO Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inc. Teachers Credit Union Foundation Councilor’s Circle ($1,000-2,499) Bottorff Chiropractic Clinic Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Zirkle Fiduciary Management, Inc. Hamlet Lions Club IU Health Starke Hospital Medical Staff Knights of Columbus Council 1975 Land O’Lakes, Inc. Foundation Marshall County Community Fnd./Lewis Erwin Memorial Fund Marshall County Community Foundation /Elwood Hillis Fund Miller Consulting Group, Inc. Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Kitch Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Hardesty Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schmelter Mr. and Mrs. David Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Beville Mr. and Mrs. Don Crews Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kindt Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Yochum Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ellert Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Taiclet Mr. and Mrs. Jerome R. Gumz Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Ann Davis Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shields Mr. and Mrs. John Zeglis Mr. and Mrs. Ken Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Faulstich Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mason Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Girres Mr. and Mrs. Rick Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Reese Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Monhaut Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nowak Mr. and Mrs. Todd A. Zeltwanger Mr. Charles Weaver and Ms. Jennifer Davis Mr. David Schmitz Mr. Donald M. Newman Mr. Ned Johnson Mr. Roger Rettinger Mr. Thomas Rybarczyk Mrs. Mary G. Haas Mrs. Suzanne M. Light Ms. Jessica Oliver and Mr. Lance Overmyer N.C.F./ Dr. Thomas and Elaine Browne Charitable Fund North Central Cooperative Rev. and Mrs. Paul E. Nye Reverend Anthony L. Spanley Starke County Farm Bureau Co-Op, Inc.THANK YOU!